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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 20, HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
January 29, 2009



MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Craig Frank, Chair
        Rep. Keith Grover, Vice Chair
        Rep. Douglas C. Aagard
        Rep. Jim Bird
        Rep. Neil A. Hansen
        Rep. Neal B. Hendrickson
        Rep. John Mathis
        Rep. Larry B. Wiley                    
        
MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. Ron Bigelow
        Rep. Ben Ferry
        
STAFF PRESENT:    Benjamin N. Christensen, Policy Analyst
        Sylvia Newton, Committee Secretary

Note:    A list of visitors and copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes.

Rep. Frank called the meeting to order at 9:02 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Aagard moved to approve the minutes of the January 27, 2009 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Grover absent for the vote.


H.B. 252    Emergency Management Administration Council Amendments (Rep. C. Oda)

Rep. Oda explained the bill to the committee and suggested an amendment. He was assisted by Brian Garrett, Zion's Bank, and Marty Shaub, Utah Emergency Management Association.

MOTION:    Rep. Hendrickson moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    Rep. Mathis moved to saunter for ten minutes. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Grover absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Mathis moved to cease to saunter. The motion passed unanimously and committee discussion resumed at 9:20 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Mathis moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 1, Lines 17 through 18 :    



             17      security, critical infrastructure, or key resources within the private sector appointed
             18      by the chair of the council;
{   and   }

  . adds two representatives appointed by the Utah Emergency Management Association; and      


2.    Page 2, Lines 52 through 56 :    

             52          (g) two representatives with expertise in emergency management appointed by the
             53      Utah Association of Counties;
{   and   }

             54          (h) up to four additional members [appointed] with expertise in homeland security,
             55      critical infrastructure, or key resources as these terms are defined under 6 U.S. Code Section
             56      101 appointed from the private sector, by the chair of the council
{   .   }        ; and

(i)    two representatives appointed by the Utah Emergency Management Association.  


The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Wiley moved to pass the amended bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.


H.B. 234    Consumer Credit Protection Act Modification (Rep. Julie Fisher)

Rep. Grover explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Mathis moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.


MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. Frank adjourned the meeting at 9:35 a.m.




                    __________________________
                    Rep. Craig A. Frank, Chair